Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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KAMiKAZOW
Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree, KDE SC 4.4 will change the way people use computers. 2010 will finally be the year of linux

Linux is just a kernel and it's already being used in millions of devices around the world.
There is no the year of Linux. It's already been several years.
As for the desktop: Linux systems are very well supported these days. Day to day use is no problem any longer. As long as the Linux, KDE and other FOSS communities are healthy, it doesn't matter if Linux systems have an installed base of 1% or 84%.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Hardware companies would rather support a system with 84% share than 1%.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Hardware companies would rather support a system with 84% share than 1%.

All mainstream hardware is supported by Linux and other related FOSS projects -- often with drivers officially provided by hardware manufacturers.

These days, you can get pretty much any PC off the shelf and a modern Linux distro works on it. In the worst case one has to download the drivers manually.

Sure, there is hardware that doesn't work with Linux, but you can just as well find hardware that doesn't work with Windows (usually slightly older hardware for which the manufacturer refuses to support newer Windows versions).

IMO overall Linux systems have broader hardware support than Windows -- even with its current 1%-2% market share.

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